Brownie Red Velvet No Bake Cheesecake is a chocolate lover’s dream, with fudge brownie crust, red velvet no-bake cheesecake, and homemade fudge sauce.

This Brownie Red Velvet No-Bake Cheesecake is decadent, delicious, and perfect for the holiday season. It’s super festive and perfect for family gatherings; it’ll be gone instantly once it’s put out on the dessert table!

Okay, so I will already say you have to bake the brownie…I get that. So to clarify, the cheesecake is a no-bake recipe. You need to bake the brownies. If you want to make this a pure no-bake recipe, buy a pre-made brownie from the store and cut it into the shape of the pan; easy, simple, and you don’t have to use your oven.

Inspired by my favorite dessert of all time, Fudge Brownie No Bake Cheesecake, I adjusted that recipe to make this gorgeous red velvet-inspired cheesecake. My family loves red velvet anything, so naturally, this is a recipe they all request.

Fudge Brownie Red Velvet No Bake Cheesecake is a chocolate lover’s dream, with fudge brownie crust, red velvet no-bake cheesecake, and homemade fudge sauce.

The hot fudge sauce truly takes this no-bake cheesecake recipe to the next level; it’s the best!


  • Brownie mix
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Cool Whip
  • Red Food Coloring

Recipe Tips!

Are you looking for tips to make your no-bake cheesecakes even better? Check out my favorite tips below to create the best no-bake cheesecake:

  • It is recommended to use full-fat cream cheese instead of low-fat cream cheese for making no-bake cheesecakes. This is because low-fat cream cheese contains more water and tends to liquefy easily at room temperature, whereas full-fat cream cheese helps to keep the cheesecake firm and easy to slice. Moreover, it enhances the creaminess of the cheesecake.
  • Use Cool Whip; it helps the cheesecake set so much nicer. To make homemade, use whipped cream or whipped topping to stiff peaks. Avoid using under-whipped cream, as it may be too liquidy. Be sure to fold the whipped cream carefully into the filling.

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Brownie Red Velvet No Bake Cheesecake

Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 578 kcal
Brownie Red Velvet No Bake Cheesecake is a chocolate lover’s dream, with fudge brownie crust, red velvet no-bake cheesecake, and homemade fudge sauce.


  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips I used Nestle Toll House
  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping thawed
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring

Hot Fudge Sauce

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Nestle Toll House Mini Chocolate Chips garnish


  • Prepare an 8 or 9-inch springform pan by spraying it with cooking oil. Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions.
  • Remove the brownies from the oven and let them completely cool. Once the brownies are completely cool, make the no-bake cheesecake.
  • Add chocolate chips to a small mixing bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir, then heat in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is completely smooth and melted. Set aside to cool.
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, and butter together in a large bowl on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Slowly add in cooled melted chocolate chips, stirring until well blended.
  • Add in food coloring until you get the color of red you desire (about one teaspoon).
  • Fold in whipped topping until blended.
  • Add in mini chocolate chips and stir until incorporated. Spread on top of cooled brownies.
  • Place in the refrigerator until firm and set 30-60 minutes.

Hot Fudge Sauce

  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together brown sugar and cocoa powder, and set aside.
  • Add butter and milk over medium heat in a medium saucepan, bring to a slow boil, and let it bubble for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add cocoa and brown sugar mixture, stirring constantly, and cook for 2-3 minutes until sauce is smooth. Immediately remove from heat and stir in vanilla.  Set aside to cool to room temp.


  • Once the cheesecake is set, remove it from the refrigerator. Slice and serve with fudge sauce drizzled over each piece and garnish with mini chocolate chips.


If you bake the brownies, that is not included in the total time above. The total time does include the time it takes the cheesecake to set. Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Calories: 578kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 7gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 275mgPotassium: 299mgFiber: 3gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 440IUCalcium: 92mgIron: 3.4mg
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  1. 5 stars
    All that flavor and ZERO temperature adjusting, water baths, oven door cracking, or praying to the elder gods for no cracking? I’m so in!

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